Alexander James MBACP, Dip. Counselling
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and work with clients using Person-Centred, CBT, Psychodynamic and Transactional Analysis approaches which allows me to provide a range of therapeutic interventions. These can be flexible and dependant on clients needs.
I have Diplomas in Therapeutic Counselling and Counselling Skills, I also have a Diploma in Adult Health and Social Care. I am continually training and developing my knowledge and skills with the aim of always providing an up to date service for my clients. I have monthly supervision in line with the BACP ethical framework.
I specialise in Addiction and have worked for substance misuse charities in London, I now work for the NHS supporting people in substance misuse.
I provide a safe, comfortable, non-judgmental and confidential space for clients to explore their emotional well-being. I ensure each client is at the centre of their care at all times and work collaboratively with them on their journey to achieving their goals.
I am passionate about emotional health and well- being and feel that it is important that we are heard as individuals. I believe that we all have the power to initiate change within ourselves, for ourselves.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - VCTC
- ABC Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
- NCFE CACHE level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) For England
- NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in preparing to work in Adult Social Care
- NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care or Children and Young Peoples settings
- Substance Misuse Practitioner - NHS (Current)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Adults / Children
Per therapeutic hour (50 minutes)
I also work out of Counselling Suites which are located in Southend On-Sea town centre.
These are used for Face to Face sessions which are dependant on Government Social Distancing Laws and BACP Guidelines.